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  • Is it Okay For Christians to Celebrate Halloween? Hell No.

    10/30/2016 11:06:02 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 126 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 30, 2016 | JP
    I received an email this week from Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church. “Halloween,” he said, “is a huge opportunity … to be a light for Christ on a dark night.” Indeed, he explained, “you’ll have the MOST contact with families in your community than any other day of the year.” So Pastor Rick asked members of the Southern California megachurch to do the following for Halloween: Buy a package of the biggest candy bars we can find and tape “Trick-or-Treat invitations” to next weekend’s services at Saddleback. And stay home on Halloween night and turn on the lights so...
  • Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To Christians [Jeremiah 23]

    09/10/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 9/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Rick Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. “Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families,” he told the congregation. “I’m not a Catholic, and...

    05/15/2015 8:12:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [Homosexuals], Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 (KJV) Laodicean church pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John on Wednesday to ask for more money for AIDS research. They were clearly having such a good time that they started holding hands as you see in the photo. Did Rick ever...
  • Rick Warren Defends Marriage at Vatican. "Marriage: 'What Must We Do?'"

    11/22/2014 7:51:20 AM PST · by DWW1990
    Trevor Grant Thomas ^ | 11-19-14 | Trevor Thomas
    I found it very suspect that our King plus a huge trade delegation visited Japan a day before Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda announced the new extreme surprise round of stimulus. Gold Repatriation Stunner: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed Need Tips on Sticking to your Trade Plan? Global Consequences The impact of the Dutch gold repatriation can be huge. First of all, because it underlines more and more countries are getting nervous about their gold reserves stored in the US. Venezuela repatriated most of its reserves from abroad in...
  • Rick Warren, Russell Moore Tell Pope 'Church Must Not Cave In' on Gay Marriage at Conference

    11/20/2014 2:26:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 11/19/14 | Leiah Marieann Klett
    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren denounced the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference Tuesday and encouraged Christians to not waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage. "Western culture now celebrates casual sexuality, cohabitation, no-fault divorce, family redefinition, and abortion rights as parts of a sexual revolution that can tear down old patriarchal systems," said Moore, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the "Complementarity of Man and Woman" colloquium led by Pope Francis. "The Sexual Revolution is not liberation at all, but simply the imposition...
  • Rick Warren: If the contraceptive mandate passes, it will ruin a core U.S. ideology

    03/24/2014 7:09:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Pastor Rick Warren
    Does our Constitution guarantee the freedom of religion, or does it merely allow a more limited freedom to worship? The difference is profound. Worship is an event. Religion is a way of life. Specifically, does the First Amendment guarantee believers of all faiths the freedom to practice their ethics, educate their children and operate family businesses based on their religious beliefs, moral convictions and freedom of conscience? Do Americans have the freedom to place our beliefs and ethics at the center of our business practices — or must we ignore them when we form a company? These questions will be...
  • Why Rick Warren and 37 Other Christians are Joining the Hobby Lobby Fight

    01/31/2014 7:29:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 1/30/14 | Jonathan Merritt
    A group of influential Christian theologians and pastors announced on Wednesday their support of businesses like Hobby Lobby who are fighting against the HHS contraception mandate. In a 46-page amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), they argued that the mandate violates the First Amendment rights of Christians who believe that all work is sacred. The list of 38 signatories includes pastor Rick Warren, Bishop Harry Jackson, theologian Wayne Grudem, author Ravi Zacharias, and other Christian influencers. The convening organizations listed on the brief includes Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Coalition of African American Pastors, and...
  • [Piers] Morgan to [Rick] Warren: Will Christians’ Perspective on Gay Marriage ever ‘Evolve’?

    12/07/2013 7:30:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/7/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    On Piers Morgan Live Friday, Morgan asked Pastor Rick Warren whether he thought Christians’ views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage would ever “evolve” as they had for other perspectives in the Bible that “seem very anachronistic.” Warren replied no, adding, “I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society.” Morgan invited Warren to discuss several topics, including Warren’s opinion of the new Pope, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage. In a mutually respectful dialog, the two differed on many issues, most notably same-sex marriage. Warren: Tolerance, Piers, used to mean we treat each other with mutual respect, even if you...
  • Megachurch pastor Rick Warren slammed for Facebook photo post

    10/08/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Sept. 28 2013 | Herb Scribner
    Megachurch pastor Rick Warren received criticism this week after posting a photo of a Chinese Red Guard on his Facebook page Monday. The photo....showed a smiling worker in uniform for the Cultural Revolution, which was a social-political movement in China from 1966 to 1976. Millions of people died due to the impact of the revolution. Along with the photo, Warren posted the caption, "The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.” “People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” Warren posted as...
  • Watch Duck Commander talk about why this country needs a lot more Jesus

    09/20/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 40 replies
    Duck Commander Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty spoke to the congregation of Saddleback church in July on why people need Jesus and why the founders would agree – and I gotta say it was awesome. I watched it last night and knew I had to post it for you guys. Duck Commander’s message is really simple, that people need to love God and love each other and he delivers it beautifully. He really is a fantastic preacher. Just watch, you’ll love it:
  • Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Others Warn About Fake Facebook Pages Used For Money Scams

    05/12/2013 5:35:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/11/2013 | By Nicola Menzie
    Christian ministers like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and Jamal Bryant are among a number of high-profile individuals and organizations apparently being used by scammers on Facebook to solicit funds from unsuspecting supporters.Miles McPherson, senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, alerted his Facebook fans Wednesday that someone had set up a fake account on the social network pretending to be him.Joel Osteen Ministries, which has more than 3,630,000 "Likes" on Facebook, received several messages from supporters this week notifying the Lakewood Church ministry of account holders using Joel Osteen's name.The ministry has routinely responded: "Thank you for informing us...
  • Greg Laurie Fills In for Rick Warren at Saddleback Church; Says America Needs to Turn Back to God

    04/22/2013 11:17:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Alex Murashko
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Evangelist Greg Laurie filled in for Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren during worship services over the weekend and is the first of a string of well-known Christian leaders scheduled to speak from the pulpit while Warren continues to grieve his son's passing. The list of pastors planned includes Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, Pete Wilson, David Platt, Craig Groeschel, Wilfredo De Jesús, and Doug Fields. During the sermon series featuring the pastors, they are scheduled to answer the question, "What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?" Chan, an author and popular speaker at Christian conferences, is planned...
  • Rick Warren Says Late Son Got Illegal Gun on Internet

    04/12/2013 5:00:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 188 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 12, 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Pastor Rick Warren said Thursday that his son, Matthew, purchased an unregistered gun over the Internet. It was that weapon that he used to take his own life last week after years of battling mental illness. "Someone on the internet sold Matthew an unregistered gun. I pray he seeks God's forgiveness. I forgive him. #MATTHEW 6:15," Warren tweeted Thursday. The Orange County Sheriff's Department told the Associated Press it is trying to identify the seller, but the gun's serial number was unreadable, making it difficult to trace the firearm.
  • The Death and Life of Matthew Warren

    04/07/2013 7:32:25 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    My wife and I received the heartbreaking email yesterday morning from Rick Warren, our pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California: His youngest son, Matthew went to be with the Lord. Had the 27-year-old died in a car accident – like Christopher Laurie, 33-year-old son of Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Church in Southern Cal, who lost his life in 2008 – we might have lamented the vicissitudes of life. Or had the young man been murdered – like Ryan Armstrong, 22-year-old son of Pastor Ron Armstrong of Cornerstone Church in SoCal (which my wife and I previously attended) –...
  • Matthew Warren Dies: Self-Inflicted Gun Wound Apparent Cause of Death of Pastor Rick Warren's Son

    04/06/2013 7:38:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 76 replies ^ | 4/6/2013 | Erik Derr
    A few more details have been released about the apparent suicide of Matthew Warren, the 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren, the popular evangelical leader of the Saddleback Valley Community mega-church in Southern California. The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department has announced Matthew Warren was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Mission Viejo, Calif. ((snip)) The 59-year-old pastor is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, the church's website says --- making the book the bestselling hardback non-fiction book of all time and...
  • Rick Warren’s Son Commits Suicide

    04/06/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 259 replies
    charismannews ^ | Jennifer LeClaire
    ick Warren’s son has taken his own life. Matthew Warren, 27, had struggled with mental illness before his death. Evangelist Greg Laurie posted an e-mail the Saddleback Church pastor sent to this staff: “Only those closest knew that he (Matthew) struggled from birth with mental illness, dark holes of depression, and even suicidal thoughts. In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided. Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.” Click here to read...
  • Saddleback Church Says Rick Warren’s Son Has Committed Suicide

    04/06/2013 1:57:54 PM PDT · by Last of the Mohicans · 53 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 6, 2013 | CBSLA.COM
    LAKE FOREST ( — Pastor Rick and Kay Warren’s youngest son, Matthew, has committed suicide, Saddleback Valley Community Church announced Saturday. The evangelical megachurch announced the death of the 27-year-old in a statement. Described as “an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many,” the statement said Matthew suffered from mental illness that resulted in deep depression and suicidal thoughts. He died Friday night.
  • Tragic: Pastor Rick Warren announces son's suicide to congregation

    04/06/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 61 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/06/2013 | n/a
    Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced in a letter today that his son, Matthew, 27, committed suicide. In his letter, Warren wrote that "after a fun evening together with [wife] Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life." He also recalled a time years ago when Matthew asked him, "Dad, I know I'm going to heaven. Why can't I just die and end this pain?"
  • Piers Morgan Wants to Amend Moses

    12/28/2012 11:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies` ^ | December 28, 2012 | Michael Brown
    Fresh off his attack on America’s gun control laws, Piers Morgan set his sights on another set of laws that trouble him, the laws of Moses and the Bible. But before he called for an amendment to the Bible to recognize “gay rights,” Morgan actually asked his guest, Pastor Rick Warren, a very fair question, and Warren stumbled in his answer. Of course, Morgan’s timing could not have been worse. After all, this was a Christmas Eve interview with a Christian leader, and Morgan is not exactly riding a wave of popularity. And to compare the Bible to the Constitution...
  • Rick Warren Uncertain if Homosexual Behavior is Sinful, Says ‘Gays’ Go to Heaven

    11/30/2012 12:10:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 117 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 11.29.12 | Heather Clark
    Controversy is stirring over recent comments made by Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book The Purpose-Driven Life and megachurch leader of Saddleback Church in California, who stated that homosexual behavior “might be” sinful, and that he believes homosexuals go to Heaven. During an interview this week with the Huffington Post, Warren was asked by Marc Lamont Hill if having romantic feelings for a member of the same sex is a sin. Leading up to the question, Warren was explaining that he does not hate homosexuals, and that people should disagree politely on the subject of homosexuality. “I have many,...
  • Rick Warren: "Don't Apologize for Voting for the Sanctity of Marriage"

    09/16/2012 8:04:22 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 15 replies
    From the Christian Post: Just two months ahead of the November presidential election, Pastor Rick Warren said Sunday that Christians should gain courage and not apologize for voting in accordance with their worldview. "You don't need to apologize for voting for a Christian worldview which stands up for the sanctity of life, the sanctity of sex and the sanctity of marriage. You don't need to apologize for that because everybody votes what they believe," Warren told thousands of Saddleback Church attendees at the launch of a new sermon series. The Southern California pastor said those three issues (life, sex, marriage)...
  • Rick Warren: Chick-fil-A’s owner told me they set a new world record in sales today

    08/01/2012 8:45:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 114 replies
    HotAir ^ | August 1, 2012
    And the day’s not over yet. Somewhere, a Burger King ad man’s toying with the idea of having “The King” declare himself “100% pro-life.” @dancathy just called me. #ChickFilA has already set a world record today, with 7 more hrs to go in the West. #OutOfChicken— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) August 2, 2012 Not a word about today’s activities has been whispered on Chick-fil-A’s feed even though CFA has been trending on Twitter off and on all day. As noted in the earlier post, the suspicion is that the company’s lying low about what’s happening in order to extricate itself from...
  • Rick Warren explains the problem in calling Romney a ‘Christian’

    04/08/2012 12:02:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Much has been made about Mormonism, now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks to be on his way to the Republican presidential nomination. But should he win the general election in November, would it be accurate to say that Romney is a Christian president? On Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC, fill-in host Jake Tapper posed the question of Romney’s religion to Rick Warren, the pastor of the California mega-church, Saddleback Church. “Mitt Romney will almost certainly be the Republican nominee and if that happens, which it looks like it will, he’ll be the first member of Church of Jesus...
  • Rick Warren renounced Christianity by affirming an Islamist Document?

    03/30/2012 1:57:59 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 28 replies ^ | 03/30/2012 |
    When 138 Muslim clerics signed a document entitled, “A Common Word between Us and You,” it was portrayed as an attempt to unite Muslims and Christians. The document, however, asserted that the Islamic God known as “Allah” and the Christian God known as “Yawheh” are one in the same, that Christians and Muslims worship the same God...
  • Rick Warren is a member of the "Chrislam" Movement

    03/29/2012 5:09:11 PM PDT · by RetiredArmy · 33 replies
    Yale University web page ^ | unknown | Yale University
    Excerpt here: Preamble As members of the worldwide Christian community, we were deeply encouraged and challenged by the recent historic open letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals from around the world. A Common Word Between Us and You identifies some core common ground between Christianity and Islam which lies at the heart of our respective faiths as well as at the heart of the most ancient Abrahamic faith, Judaism. Jesus Christ’s call to love God and neighbor was rooted in the divine revelation to the people of Israel embodied in the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18)....
  • Rick Warren, What Were You Thinking?(Taking heat for tweeting the truth on taxes)

    07/27/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 26, 2011 | Karoli Kuns
    This tweet is appalling. Odious. Have you fallen down the rabbit hole so far you have forgotten Matthew 25:31-46? Here, let me quote it for you, and for readers who may not be familiar with it: From the New International Version: 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right...
  • TBN: No Naming Names – Apostasy’s New Gospel of Thieves

    06/23/2011 7:33:07 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/21/11 | Michael Bresciani
    After 23 years in the special top audience time slots with Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dr. Jack Van Impe has pulled the plug. Reasons cited are that, TBN’s top execs don’t want Van Impe naming names of ministers and ministries that Van Impe says are teaching corruptions of the gospel. Among the names Van Impe specifically referred to were Robert Schuller (Crystal Cathedral) and Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Life). TBN’s policy is that no one using air time with the TBN is allowed to rebuke or criticize other ministers. It is not known whether TBN includes ministers who are not part...
  • American Churches To Embrace 'Chrislam' On June 26, 2011

    06/23/2011 5:28:45 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 116 replies · 1+ views
    NowTheEndBegins ^ | June 23. 2011
    NTEB has reported extensively on the growing Chrislam movement. Started by Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, it has grown dramatically and now has infected many hundreds of churches and denominations all across America. A group called Faith Shared is now spearheading the move to merge Christianity with Islam, and in the process provoking the very judgment of God down upon us as a nation. The following is taken directly from their website: “Faith Shared asks houses of worship across the country to organize events involving clergy reading from each other’s sacred texts. An example would be a Christian Minister, Jewish...
  • Saddleback Church's (Rick Warren) Fitness Program Gets 1,200 People Running

    06/22/2011 4:15:46 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 13 Jun 2011 | Jennifer Riley
    Saddleback Church’s first-ever Daniel Plan Fun Walk & Run got more than 1,200 people to put on their running shoes this past Saturday. Adult participants were able to select walking or running in a 10K or 5K, while children had their own Fun Run event, according to the Orange County Register. As promised, Austin Andrews of the reality show “Biggest Loser” joined the Daniel Plan Fun Walk & Run. He took part in the 5K and then presented awards to church members who lost the most weight and to those who won the different races.The event is part of Saddleback’s...
  • Van Impe leaves TBN over ‘Chrislam’ remarks

    06/22/2011 4:11:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies ^ | 21 Jun 2011 | Adelle M Banks
    ) Jack Van Impe, a popular End Times broadcaster, has ended his decades-long run on Trinity Broadcasting Network after a dispute over naming ministers that he accuses of mixing Christian and Muslim beliefs. Earlier this month, Van Impe named California megachurch founders Rick Warren and Robert H. Schuller as proponents of “Chrislam,” which he defined as “a uniting of Christianity with Islam.” TBN pulled the episode before a repeat broadcast could air.Michigan-based Jack Van Impe Ministries said its board of directors decided unanimously Thursday (June 17) to no longer work with TBN.“We would not be able to minister effectively if...
  • Rick Warren - I told you so

    06/21/2011 5:05:21 PM PDT · by BereanBrain · 36 replies
    I missed this (over two years ago). I left a church over Rick Warren's "Willow Creek Church Association" I found out our church had secretly joined, and was sending money to the Pope of Political Correctness (Rick Warren). This was just after Rick gave an open mike at his church to AL GORE. And didn't press him on his support for partial birth abortion. < SNIP FROM ARTICLE AVAILABLE AT FRONTPAGEMAG see link> A plethora of terror-related individuals surrounds the profile of Pastor Rick Warren on the “Speakers Corner” of the official website of the Islamic Society of North America...
  • Chilean Miner Survivor to Speak at Saddleback Church this Easter (Known as 'Pastor' of the Miners)

    04/24/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2011 | Eryn Sun
    It doesn’t take an emergency rescue operation to see that people need saving, says one megachurch pastor. So this Easter, Pastor Rick Warren says he’s prepared the most important message he’s ever given. “I’m calling it The Greatest Rescue,” the Southern California pastor told his congregation last week, according to The Orange County Register. Warren will also be inviting Jose Henriquez, one of the 33 Chilean miner survivors, to Saddleback on Sunday to speak about his own miraculous rescue and give his testimony of survival and redemption to the 20,000-plus congregation. “You know, the Bible is actually a book of...
  • Dr. Amen, Rick Warren's Weight Loss Doctor, Pushes Meditation and Tantric Sex

    01/26/2011 3:30:42 PM PST · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | Steve McConkey
    Rick Warren kicked off his weight loss Daniel Plan on January 15. He plans to lose 90 pounds in 2011. Three doctors helped him kick off the program. One of the doctors was Dr. Daniel Amen. Dr. Daniel Amen promotes false meditation and tantric sex. (In our first news release, "Rick Warren Teams up with Swedenborg Cult Follower Dr. Oz, [Seen on FR here]" we mistakenly said he promoted Reiki. That was an editing error.) From Dr. Amen's blog, he said, "My favorite form of meditation is called Kirtan Kriya...I'm going to shut my door and meditate. If you want...
  • Rick Warren Teams up with Swedenborg Cult Follower Dr. Oz

    01/21/2011 4:08:13 PM PST · by Gamecock · 60 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | Steve McConkey
    On January 15, Rick Warren will kick-off a 52-week Daniel Plan to become healthier with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a follower of cult leader Emmanuel Swedenborg. According to Warren's website, his church will host a 52-week course to stress losing weight and becoming healthier. The kick-off event will include Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. All three have Eastern spiritual connections. Dr. Mehmert Oz is a follower of Emmanuel Swedenborg according to The New Church website. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. He is inspired by...
  • Bush gets rousing welcome at Saddleback forum

    11/30/2010 9:46:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 30, 2010 | Erika I. Ritchie
    In a jovial banter, former President George W. Bush and pastor Rick Warren talked about leadership principles and how those led to some of the pivotal decisions Bush made during his presidency. The conversation with the nation's 43rd president took place in front of thousands in the capacity-filled sanctuary at Saddleback Church as part of the church's 7th Civil Forum. Bush and Warren used the forum to expound on some of the details Bush's recently released book, "Decision Points."
  • Palin’s people: The rise of Rick Warren and the mega-church Bible Belt.

    07/25/2010 11:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 3+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | July 26, 2010 | Rob Blackhurst
    "Everybody sing ee-oo," declaims the clean-cut thirtysomething at the front of the vast auditorium. Ten thousand Californian voices respond. Over a backing of soaring power chords, the soloist launches into an ecstatic, 1980s-style anthem: "If you're alive and you've been redeemed,/Rise and sing, rise and sing." Pastor Rick Warren, America's most im­portant religious leader since Billy Graham, emerges from the wings, wearing jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, a trimmed CEO beard and a little more weight than his doctor might recommend. When he speaks, his words are as warm as the Orange County sunshine: the homily is a practical one,...
  • The NAR: The New Apostolic Reformation, An Overview: Dangerous Dominionists not Christians

    05/22/2010 3:04:18 PM PDT · by TwoLegsGood · 14 replies · 357+ views
    Slaughtering the Sheep ^ | May 17, 2010 | Mike Oppenheimer/Slaughter of the Sheep/Chrystal
    New Apostolic Reformation Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries did a one hour program on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) with guest Mike Oppenheimer of Let Us Reason Ministries on Saturday, May 15, on her Understanding the Times radio program (which is one of my favorite radio programs). It covers pertinent information as it relates to the New Apostolic Reformation and C. Peter Wagner’s International Coalition of Apostles. You can listen to it by clicking here. Ingrid Schlueter of the Crosstalk America radio program did a program on May 3rd with guest Sarah Leslie of Discernment-Ministries, Inc., which covered the...
  • Of Rick Warren’s Leftwing Theology (Part Two)

    05/15/2010 4:31:32 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 12 replies · 1,038+ views
    David Horowitz's News Real Blog ^ | May 12, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    By their fruits you shall know them? I’m not sure why David Forsmark believes that Rick Warren is naďve, in light of the green science-y pastor’s penchant for twisting scriptures out of recognition.
  • Of Rick Warren’s Leftwing Theology (Part One)

    05/06/2010 6:40:27 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 10 replies · 653+ views
    David Horowitz's News Real Blog ^ | 5 May, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    It is laughable that pre-industrial climate changes documented in the Bible are ritually hidden by pastors like Rick Warren. Even secular historians have written about a good many pre-industrial climate changes, from global warming to global cooling during the “Bible Ages.” Therefore, blaming temperature changes on Burger King is shameful. I also notice that Rick Warren’s statement refers to the scandal-ridden Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as an authoritative source, to make a point about leftwing fundamentalist values and one-world groupthink. But to misuse the Book of Genesis (1:26-28) borders on the bizarre:
  • Leftwing Evangelicals Twist Scriptures for Dictators

    04/24/2010 4:48:02 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 15 replies · 589+ views
    David Horowitz's News Real Blog ^ | 23 April, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Remember the movie “Team America”? I don’t know about you – but I’ll never forget those Hollywood puppets appeasing Red Korea and working with Kim Jong Il. Sad to say, leftwing evangelicals have a history of acting like tools for bloodthirsty dictatorships too. Michelle A. Vu of the Christian Post is reporting on a new move by non-representative Christian leaders to (wait for it) meet North Korea on their talk-therapy grounds. [skip] Similarly, megachurch pastor Rick Warren thinks the United States should talk to North Korea. “I am not a politician. I am a pastor,” said Warren after North Korea’s...
  • Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) ,and Valerie Jarrett, Embrace Muslim Outreach

    Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) ,and Valerie Jarrett Warn Against Stereotyping Muslims Pastor Rick Warren, left, shakes hands with Yusuf Islam, best known by his former name Cat Stevens, after speaking at the convention. [Pic in URL] Ahmed Mohamed Staff Writer Washington — More than 30,000 Muslims from across America attended the 46th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) July 3–6 in Washington, where they heard calls for building bridges of understanding and for increased involvement in community service programs. The ISNA meeting is described as the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans. Also...
  • Calif. Pastor Takes in $2.4M After Donations Plea [That Many Fools in CA?]

    01/02/2010 8:37:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 85 replies · 2,575+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 02nd 2010
    Calif. Pastor Takes in $2.4M After Donations Plea THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 2, 2010 LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) -- Evangelical pastor Rick Warren's plea for donations to fill a $900,000 deficit at his Southern California megachurch brought in $2.4 million, Warren announced to cheers during a sermon at the church on Saturday. Warren said the amount raised after the appeal was posted online Wednesday included only money parishioners brought in person to Saddleback Church by New Year's Eve. More was arriving by hand and by mail, he said. ''This is pretty amazing,'' Warren told his congregation. ''I don't think...
  • Pastor Rick Warren Asks Faithful For Nearly $1 Million -- And Gets it!!!

    01/02/2010 10:42:48 AM PST · by troy McClure · 142 replies · 3,558+ views
    1-2-10 | troy McClure
    WELCOME TO 2010! Dear Saddleback Family, You won't want to miss this weekend at Saddleback! It will be history-making and also the first service of our Decade of Destiny. I can't wait to share with you what happened this week. It speaks volumes about YOU, the depth of commitment in this fellowship, and where God is taking us in 2010 - our 30th Anniversary year. I'm simply calling this week's message "The Miracle". In spite of a media culture that thrives on bad news and is typically clueless about how churches actually work, and in spite of hatefulness and insults...
  • Pastor Rick Warren Asks Faithful For Nearly $1 Million -- And Fast!

    12/31/2009 1:22:01 PM PST · by PilotDave · 30 replies · 1,143+ views
    Radar Online ^ | Dec 31, 2009 | Staff
    "I have thrilling news to share with you below but first some seriously bad news: With 10% of our church family out of work due to the recession, our expenses in caring for our community in 2009 rose dramatically while our income stagnated. Still, with wise management, we've stayed close to our budget all year. Then... this last weekend the bottom dropped out. "On the last weekend of 2009, our total offerings were less than half of what we normally receive - leaving us $900,000 in the red for the year, unless you help make up the difference today and...
  • Megachurch Pastor Asks For Urgent Donations [Demand by MegaMillionaire Rick Warren!]

    12/31/2009 10:39:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 1,971+ views
    Megachurch Pastor Asks For Urgent Donations Warren wants $900,000 by Jan. 1, says church facing budget crisis Dec . 31, 2009 LAKE FOREST, California - Evangelical pastor Rick Warren appealed to parishioners at his California megachurch Wednesday to help fill a $900,000 deficit by the first of the year. Warren made the appeal in a letter posted on the Saddleback Church Web site. It begins "Dear Saddleback Family, THIS IS AN URGENT LETTER." "With 10 percent of our church family out of work due to the recession, our expenses in caring for our community in 2009 rose dramatically while our...

    12/31/2009 9:32:32 AM PST · by freedomyes · 66 replies · 2,755+ views
    jgrantswankjr ^ | Dec 31 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Many evangelicals wondered why under heaven Pastor Rick Warren, Saddleback mega-Church, was so cordial to Barack Hussein Obama during the presidential campaign. Countless conservatives were so taken aback that they couldn’t digest the facts when first told.
  • Rick Warren Asks for Urgent Donations

    12/30/2009 11:22:46 PM PST · by FTJM · 81 replies · 2,454+ views
    AP ^ | California, Dec. 31, 2009 | Staff
    Evangelical pastor Rick Warren is begging parishioners at his Southern California megachurch to cough up $900,000 before Jan. 1 to keep the parish out of the red. In an urgent letter posted on the Saddleback Church Web site on Wednesday, Warren says expenses are up because parishioners are out of work and "the bottom dropped out" when year-end donations dropped dramatically. He asks parishioners to donate before the new year to keep the Orange County church out of debt, The Orange County Register reports. A spokeswoman for Warren said the church does not release financial details, so it's difficult to...
  • Pastor Rick Warren urgently asks faithful for $900,000 (Ask Your Boy Obama For It)

    12/30/2009 8:46:19 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 136 replies · 3,276+ views
    Pastor Rick Warren urgently asks faithful for $900,000 December 30th, 2009 It’s been a heck of a year for mega-pastor/bestselling author/power broker Rick Warren of the enormous Saddleback Church. It started out with Warren’s invocation at the historic inauguration of one President Barack Obama - and it concludes with Warren asking his flock to cough up nearly $1 million in just two days to keep the church out of the red. “Dear Saddleback Family,” begins today’s missive from Warren. “THIS IS AN URGENT LETTER unlike any I’ve written in 30 years. Please read all of it and get back to...
  • Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill Draws Evangelical Opposition (Rick Warren response)

    12/18/2009 6:58:43 AM PST · by DaveMSmith · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Dec. 10 2009 | Lillian Kwon
    A Ugandan legislator who proposed the highly contested Anti-Homosexuality Bill insists the measure is being misconstrued. Related "There has been a distortion in the media that we are providing death for gays. That is not true," ruling party MP David Bahati said on BBC. "When a homosexual defiles a kid of less than 18 years old, we are providing a penalty for this." The bill, which is currently being debated by a parliamentary committee, has drawn global attention from gay rights advocates and religious leaders alike, many of whom are condemning the legislation for promoting hatred and handing down severe...
  • Rick Warren attacks anti-homosexuality bill

    Rick Warren attacks anti-homosexuality bill Meanwhile, Evangelical Alliance Ireland supports pro-homosexuality bill By Julio Severo Gay activists, who despise the divine condemnation of homosexuality, do not hesitate to use and distort the words of Jesus Christ to teach Christians that the only way for Christians to be able to demonstrate love for homosexuals is by supporting the approval of anti-“homophobia” bills. Without such support, homosexual militants insist that Christians deserve labels as “homophobic”, hypocrites, murderers of homosexuals, etc. Their insistence is steady throughout the media. Their charges against Christians are incessant. If constant dripping will eventually wear away a stone,...